January 12 2021 1:05pm

Serbia’s ‘waste river’ threatens to clog dam’s hydroelectric plant with garbage

Almost as far as the eye can see, garbage spreads out over Serbia’s Potpecko Lake, dubbed the country’s ‘waste river,’ lapping against the dam that crosses it. Built up over many years against a backdrop of rolling rural hills, the huge amount of plastic waste now threatens to clog up the dam’s hydroelectric plant, a local activist says, and Serbian authorities have ordered an immediate clean-up.

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